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Six camping sites to pitch your tent this holiday season

15 December 2016
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Camping in the Eastern Cape has become an increasingly popular holiday option thanks to a proliferation of sites in agricultural areas which offer a variety of activities.

From pitching your own tent to opting for self-catering accommodation, you can enjoy the peaceful and rich environment of the region’s indigenous bush, while viewing wildlife from your doorstep.

We have collated a list of six outstanding venues from our accommodation directory which will take you back to nature and the stress out of your life.

Heroncliff Guest House and camping site

This camping venue on the Gamtoos River against a mountain backdrop offers visitors a chance to experience nature up close and personal. Besides the camping site which offers all the basic essentials, a self-catering lodge which accommodates seven people is available.

Yellowwood Forest Campsite

This camping spot in Morgan Bay on the Wild Coast is a peaceful area on the banks of the Inchara River. In addition to the campground, there is self-catering accommodation on the river, surrounded by dense bush.


Pitch your tent at a tranquil campsite in the Baviaanskloof, choose to stay in luxury accommodation in rondavels, or experience life in an ox-wagon. This venue offers a diversity of birdlife as well as hiking or mountain biking for the more energetic.

Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers

Camping in a forest under guava trees and indigenous bush, this spot provides an affordable holiday for all. For a bit more luxurious accommodation book a place in the lodge, which has sundecks and stunning sea views.

Mvubu Campsite

A camping site with six stands, this spot on the banks of the Sundays River is only accessible for high-clearance vehicles. The sites can each accommodate four people and braai facilities are available. With no electricity, get away from hustle and bustle of city life for a holiday next to nature.

Marlu Farm Stays

Camping in the vastness of the Karoo, this farm visit allows you to pitch your tent on the banks of the Grootrivier, pick a site in the veld or at the foothills of the mountains. Besides viewing wildlife, you can swim or fish in the river and explore the farm on foot, mountain bikes or vehicles.

CAPTION: Six camp sites to choose from for your holiday season.
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